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Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Glyn Morgan and Charul Palmer-Patel

Abstract

This book is the first collection of scholarly essays on alternate history in over a decade and features contributions from a mixture of major figures and rising stars in the field of science fiction studies. Alternate history is a genre of fiction which, although connected to the genres of utopian, dystopian and science fiction, has its own rich history and lineage. With roots in the writings of ancient Rome, alternate history matured into something close to its current form in the essays and novels of the nineteenth century. In more recent years a number of highly acclaimed novels have been ... More

Keywords: Alternate History, Utopia, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Counterfactualism, Contemporary Fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620139
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glyn Morgan, editor

Charul Palmer-Patel, editor

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Contents

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Introduction

Glyn Morgan and C. Palmer-Patel

Part I Points of Divergence

Napoleon as Dynamite

Adam Roberts

Forever Being Yamato

Jonathan Rayner

Part II Manipulating the Genre

Weird History / Weird Knowledge

Chloé Germaine Buckley

Quest for Love

Andrew M. Butler

Afterword

C. Palmer-Patel and Glyn Morgan